During the 27th Annual Pueblo Chile & Frijoles THROWBACK Fest there will be two downtown areas designated for farmers markets with your favorite Pueblo grown chile roasting. Patrons will be able to purchase their produce in a safe and socially distanced outdoor environment. Safety protocols will be in place and enforced by security personnel.
→ The Jalapeno Eating Contest → The Chihuahua Parade → Live Food Demonstrations → Farmer's Market and Chile Roasting
All you need to know before joining us for an epic weekend dedicated to all things chile in Pueblo, CO!
EVENT TIME & LOCATION
Historic Downtown Pueblo September 24th-26th, 2021 Friday 3:00pm - 12:00am Saturday 10:00am - 12:00am Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
→ The $5 gate admission
CURBSIDE CHILE PICKUP AVAILABLE
Patrons will be able to place an order online with your favorite participating farm stand and have your order ready curbside for convenience. More details to come.
FREE Parking Garages S. Main St Parking Garage Grand & City Center Dr
Daily Shuttle Pickup & Dropoff Midtown Parking Lot Pay to Park Main Street Parking Garage - $10.00 per Day
Handicap Parking Professional Bull Riders Parking Lot, back entrance off Victoria St
Conceal Carry accepted with Colorado credentials, no out of state. Open Carry is forbidden.
Dogs are allowed at the event; they must be on a leash.
Chili & Salsa Showdown
The festival will heat things up with the Chile & Salsa Showdown. The food competition will be held at the Pueblo Convention Center.
Saturday, September 25th at the Pueblo Convention Center Winners of each category for the commercial entries will receive $500 along with bragging rights.
Sunday, September 26th at the Pueblo Convention Center Entries will be awarded prizes for the top three places; first place will receive $100, second place will receive $50 and third place will receive $25.
Both commercial and non-commercial have three categories that will be judged including the best red chili, green chili and salsa. For more information please contact the Chamber at 719.542.1704.
The 27th Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival is being planned in full force! After a year of downsized events, we are happy to announce we are planning at full scale.
In some places, the sight of falling leaves is synonymous with fall. In Pueblo, the savory aroma of roasting chilies signals summer’s end. This is Pueblo’s harvest celebration. The festival is hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.
Every year, thousands pay homage to Pueblo’s best-loved crop: green chilies, particularly Pueblo Chile.
The event features live entertainment, street vendors, cooking competitions, and chilies, chilies, chilies! Held downtown along Union Avenue, the festival draws Pueblo residents as well as people from across the state and around the nation.
The Chile & Frijoles festival has many opportunities for Community Partnerships. If your company is interested in participating, consider becoming an Official Chile Fest Community Partner. This entails becoming a Gate Sponsor with benefits that last throughout the year! Contact Ava Deherrera for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
→ The Jalapeno Eating Contest → The Chihuahua Parade → Live Food Demonstrations → Farmer's Market & Chile Roasting
Although we don't have street vendors, we encourage you to shop, eat, and stay in Pueblo! Our local businesses and restaurants are ready for you!
→ No more than 175 guests allowed in any designated festival area at one time. → Temperature checks will be required to enter the farmers market. → Masks are REQUIRED for the festival. We encourage you to wear your mask unless eating or drinking. → Separate entry and exit gates. → Hand sanitizing stations available.
Chili & Salsa Showdown
The festival will heat things up with the Chili & Salsa Showdown sponsored by Brylak Law.
The competition will be held at the Pueblo Convention Center Saturday, September 25th for Commercial Entries and Sunday, September 26th for Non-Commercial Entries. Winners will receive cash prizes and bragging rights for best Red Chili, Green Chili, and Salsa.